On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Department of Technology and Information (DTI) officially announced the kick-off for the Statewide Implementation of Office 365 (select READ MORE to activate this link – “Sept18 O365 Kickoff Mtg Presentation”). There were 89 State Agency IRM’s, ISO’s, Technical Administrators and DTI project team members in attendance. Jason Clarke, DTI Chief Operating Officer and Executive Sponsor for the Office 365 project, and Carrie Griffiths, Microsoft Account Executive, discussed our selection of Microsoft Office 365; what has occurred to-date; our next steps; and a high-level strategy/timeline. DTI’s Organizational Change Management (OCM) Manager, Pam Waters, and Suzanne Morris, OCM Project Lead, spoke about Change Management Methodology/Strategy, importance of communications and the upcoming “Checklist” tasks. The Office 365 portion of the presentation ended with a Q & A session (see Frequently Asked Questions).
In addition to the Office 365 kick-off presentation, Stephanie Wingert, DTI Director of Project Management, announced the DTI Customer Portal, new process for business case submittal and e-records requests. See separate post titled “Kick-Off Meeting – Part II – DTI Customer Portal”.